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Jocelyn McDaniel

Jocelyn McDaniel was the research curator for the Bredig Project at the Science History Institute. Her responsibilities include translating and curating the German language papers of the German Jewish chemists Georg and Max Bredig. In December 2020 Jocelyn graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park with a PhD in German studies with a dissertation entitled “Schweigen als Herausforderung: Silence as a Generational Challenge in the Post-Holocaust Works of German Jewish Authors Jurek Becker and Barbara Honigmann.” She also holds a BA and MA in German literature from the University of Delaware and a MA in European cultural history from the Universität des Saarlandes in Germany. Jocelyn has taught German at the university level and worked as an academic translator.

More from Jocelyn McDaniel

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Varsity Tutors: War, Science, and Survival

At this Varsity Tutors virtual class we learn about Jewish scientists whose pursuit of knowledge triumphed over war and persecution.

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Science and Survival: Translating and Curating the Papers of Georg and Max Bredig

Jocelyn McDaniel presents the German Society of Pennsylvania’s Günther Finke Memorial Lecture.

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From Peril to Preservation in the Bredig Archives

Chaim Weizmann, Fritz Haber, and a home for Jewish scientists.

Georg Bredig: Scientist, Humanist, and Holocaust Survivor

Restoring the legacy of a physical chemistry pioneer.

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Sustaining a Scientific Mission in Exile

The correspondence of Ernst Berl and the Bredig family.

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‘Kurrent’ Events

Deciphering Old German Script in the Bredig Archives.